Home Home
List Current Memorials List Current Memorials
List All Memorials List All Memorials
View Memorial  

Search Memorials (Last Name)   Advanced
  Home > Charles Franklin (Charlie) Arrowood

Charles Franklin (Charlie) Arrowood

Memorial for Charles Franklin (Charlie) Arrowood

Born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Jul. 19, 1928
Departed on Aug. 8, 2010 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
12 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

CHARLES "CHARLIE" FRANKLIN ARROWOOD was born July 19, 1928 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He confessed his life to Christ at an early age. He attended public schools and earned a General Equivalence Diploma. At the end of World War II, Charles was drafted into the United States Army.

As a young man, Charles coined the phrase "I'm gone' get my hat". All who knew him also knew that when he said that phrase he was ready to go and not look back. That mentality helped him during his career in the Army when his duties called for him to travel the world for extended periods away from his family and friends, which was a sacrifice. Never -the- less, out of Honor and Duty to his country he served as a sergeant E-6 and was a well decorated soldier by the end of his career, receiving high recognitions including but not limited to the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal-1st OLC, Commendation Ribbon with metal pendent, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device 60. After Twenty-two years of dedicated service he retired receiving an Honorable Discharge in July of 1972 from the Army-RA- INF in Fort Hood Texas.

Those who loved CHARLES will remember him most for his charm and wit. He knew how to make you feel special and he could really tell a good story. He was so charming that somehow he convinced each of his grandsons that each was his "Main Man"! As we remember "Grandpa" today, as hard as it may be, just imagine what he would be saying to us as he waves his hand… "I got my hat and this time I'm gone HOME and I ain't looking back"!

His mother and father Lewis Arrowood and his son-in-law Dwight Brown preceded Charles in death. He leaves to cherish his loving memory two daughters: Tamika Brown of Austin Texas, and Francis Gale of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Two sons: Robert Rawlinson (Josephine) of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Franklin Dale of Las Cruces, New Mexico, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

Send Condolences to Family Send to Friend Print Memorial

All Memorials | Current Memorials
View Memorial | Guestbook
Powered by Funeralnet.com